In 1964 Palatine was a much smaller town. After Mr. Roger Ahlgrim moved into his new building he made a decision as to what to do with the extra room the basement provided. Following his love of miniature golf he began construction of one of his own. This kept himself and his only staff member busy while the funeral business grew. Over the years the miniature golf course took on a life of its own. By the time his children became school age, the basement housed a 9 hole miniature golf course, a full size shuffle board coarse, ping pong table, bumper pool table and a foosball table made by Roger during his high school years. As Mr. Ahlgrim became active in church and civic groups and his children became active in Scouts and Indian Guides, meetings were held in the room.
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